This is a discussion on Redfield 3x9 scope, military?? within the Optics forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I was looking for a nice 3x9 scope for my target .22 at a gunshow today and I saw a Redfiend with target knobs. I've ...
I was looking for a nice 3x9 scope for my target .22 at a gunshow today and I saw a Redfiend with target knobs. I've never seen one like this on a vintage redfield so I picked it up and looked at it and it had RT-6 which looks electropenciled on the bottom of the scope.
About everytime I've seen electropenciling on a scope it has something to do with the military.
What do you guys think? Here are some pics. I've seen something similar to this on Vietnam M14's.
My understanding is that all of the military Redfields had the ranging reticle on it.. I've heard it called a few different things, but accu-range is usually the one I heard it called most. It looks like this:
Either way, you have a nice older Redfield target scope!
The early ones were annodized green, but over the years the annodizing on them looks really strange. The later contract ones were black, and they they switched from Redfield to USO for the M40A1. At least that's how it was explained to me.
From Wikipedia on the M40 rifle:
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Redfield produced the 3 x 9 variable "Accu-range" as a commercial scope in the mid 60s with a gloss black finish.The same scope was then adopted for the M40 sniper rifle but was anodized green.No difference in the scopes except for the color. The replacement scope after the green one was an updated satin black 3 x 9 variable "accu-range".The scope for the M14 was (Leatherwood designed) Redfield AR-TEL with cam device.
The "Accu-range" scope has low turrets...Redfield also made the "Accu-trac" scope (early 70s IIRC),looks similar to the "Accu-range" but has much taller turrets.
Here is a "real deal" Green one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/200623537306...84.m1423.l2649
I don't know anything much about it and am interested to know whatever info is out there. It was on the rifle when I received it in "sporter" configuration. Figured I'd keep in when I did the restoration. It's a bit rough turning the mag and focus rings, but otherwise seems to work well. Standard cross hairs, no ranging.
From the USMC sniper book; It's kind of funny how snipers (and i supose marks"men") are almost solemnly refered to as males when many of the best known snipers and consistant long & mid range shooters are women.